Discussion in 'NAU and All Non-Arizona College Sports' started by Dback Jon, Feb 23, 2018.
NC State. No surprise.
Wondering if #2 is Louisville, Arizona or someone else? I initially assumed Arizona would be one of the first two based on the wording in the CBS story but now I'm not so sure.
Arizona wont be #2. Louisville, Kansas, USC, Auburn, or anyone else who had players ineligible.
They changed the wording of that story to say it wasn't just schools that had ineligible players. That's why I had assumed it was going to be arizona when they said coaches who were mentioned in the most recent trial were going to be involved since Miller clearly was.
I had heard rumors yesterday that Arizona was about to get notified along with one other but now that I see NC State is the first I'm thinking it won't be because I assumed Louisville would be 1 of the first 2.
On that list I think Kansas is the only school who had an ineligible player and he didn't play and has been reinstated. USC sat Melton, Louisville never played Bowen he never even really got to school.
They must have gotten lost on Tobacco Road and missed Duke and UNC.
Like a horse with blinders. Jesus.
I never said that Arizona wasn’t getting nailed. I said it won’t be one of the ones who gets a NOA in the first wave. We didn’t have anyone who was ruled ineligible. Just facts.
So based on the transcripts the FBI released I would say the biggest concern for Arizona is if I'm reading Book and Dawkins correctly they are talking about Ayton, in June before he'd played, and discussing how he'll clear(NCAA clearinghouse) and they both are saying they think already has someone(an agent) and if he does that's ok, if not your boy(Miller) said he'd allow them(Dawkins and Book) to try and work a deal with him. And then Dawkins said he should already have a bag(money presumably) and they discuss Miller is taking care of them which gets into the 10 a month that came out in the trial.
So obviously it could just be Book talking BS but if I read that right, it's Book on tape telling Dawkins that a kid he expects to clear, Ayton, probably already has an agent, probably already has been paid, and if Miller would step aside might agree to work with them. Which would mean an assistant coach at Arizona is under the impression his star recruit has violated his amateur status, and yet is openly saying they think he'll clear meaning we are going to play a kid knowing full well he shouldn't actually be eligible.
They talk about Alkins too and that's the same old story they had reason to believe he wasn't eligible and played him but it all depends on if you believe he or his "cousin" actually got any money. The way its' worded it sounds like Alkins initially got money BEFORE Dawkins and the FBI got involved but it's not clear.
So certainly not a good look for Arizona but probably no smoking gun there beyond clearly if Book really believed what he said, he should have informed the compliance officer that Alkins and Ayton were ineligible.
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